Can you be an Elite Athlete and Vegan?

I am not vegan or vegetarian though admire people that are. Whenever I think about switching my lifestyle up I am surrounded by the question of how will I get enough nutrients. The biggest nutrient that vegan diets can potentially lack is protein- which can hinder muscle development. Vegan … [Read more...]

Is Fresh The Best?

Plant Fruit Berry (c) PXHERE CC 1.0 I have always had a preconception fresh vegetables and fruits are the healthiest options. Though I never really questioned this, I mainly tried incorporating fresher options into my diet. However, through taking a foods course, I learned canned and dried … [Read more...]

The Dozenal System: Part Four- Stuck with Base 10

In this part of my blog series on the dozenal system, I will talk about how we almost had a chance to use the dozenal system, and why, unfortunately, we likely never will. Before you read this, I suggest checking out the first three parts of this blog series here, here and here. Whenever i go the … [Read more...]

The Dozenal System: Part 3- How do you count?

In this part of my blog series on the dozenal system, I will talk about both small and large number counting in the dozenal system, and how we can still count on our hands in the dozenal system. Before you read this, I suggest checking out the first two parts of this blog series here and here. In … [Read more...]

I Give *hic* Up

I once read an online post wondering how long it would take the human race to realize that hiccups had been eradicated from Earth. While it prompted a lot of interesting discussion among my friend group, it sadly doesn't seem to be a very plausible reality. I say this because I had hiccups not once, … [Read more...]

How do athletes improve?

As an elite cyclist I am constantly asking myself the question of how I can get faster and fitter. There are thousands of fitness plans on the internet that plan to get you as an athlete faster but one thing they all have in common is recouvery. When you exercise it stresses the muscles to the … [Read more...]

Interchanges: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Part 1 of 2: Service Interchanges. Parclo Interchage in Ontario (c) Google Landsat / Copernicus, used under Google Maps' attribution guidelines When highway design works well, it's not something you notice. The roads take you where you want to go, and that's the end of your experience. … [Read more...]

Should we pack and go live on Mars?

Mars (c) ESA - European Space Agency & Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research for OSIRIS Team ESA/MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO With the upcoming FSL visit of a real life astronaut and having attended two events with Chris Hadfield, I decided to look into … [Read more...]

Main Components of the Human Blood

T&E Science Club (c) Stephenie Liew, CC-Zero Blood is obviously essential to everyone’s living - we can’t live without it. Recently, I’ve had an opportunity to visit CBR, the Centre of Blood Research at UBC on a field trip with my club. We met research scientists and found out what they were … [Read more...]

A Health Risk You Must Hear About

Anyone who has lived in a city before has walked down a busy street, and some (including myself) do this almost every day. The noisiness is annoying, but most don't realize that it is actually harmful to our health and the environment. The constant noise going around in cities is called noise … [Read more...]